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Curse of Strahd Companion 7: Argynvostholt



The Curse of Strahd Companion is your comprehensive guide to running 5th Edition's greatest and grimmest campaign. The Companion dives through every chapter of Curse of Strahd and incorporates Wyatt Trull's mithral-bestselling module, The Wedding at Ravenloft as the campaign's climax. This chapter focuses on Argynvostholt, a manor haunted by revenants and phantoms. This guide includes:

  • Argynvost the Reanimated. As written in Curse of Strahd, Argynvost and the revenants can only be put to rest by lugging his 250-pound skull from Castle Ravenloft. The logistics of this task ensure that it won't happen during the campaign, but after Strahd has been slain. The Companion recommends reanimating Argynvost in Castle Ravenloft; defeating the skeletal dragon causes a gemlike heart of light to fall out from the corpse. This heart serves as Argynvost's skull. However, Strahd sends a re-raised, winged Argynvost to attack the adventurers as they dare bring his heart back to the manor.
  • In the Court of Horngaard. The Companion focuses heavily on the chapter's characters, inventing a four-act storyline (replete with narration text and encounters) in which the adventurers incur the wrath of Vladimir Horngaard. As they learn, his mercy proves short-lived and his vengeance reaches far beyond the walls of Argynvostholt.
  • Dramatis Personae. A handy guide detailing all characters featured in this chapter of the campaign, with advice and variants.
  • Areas of Note. An in-depth guide to Argynvost's most important areas, replete with new and better flavor text, battles, and events.
  • DM Notes. Notes including but not limited to spicing up the region with valuable roleplay with select NPCs.
  • Magic Item Descriptions. Save yourself the time of digging through the Dungeon Master's Guide to determine how the magic items in this chapter work.
  • Monster Stats. Time is precious, and matters all the more in combat. Appendix B has the statistics for the NPCs used in this chapter!

Publishing Schedule

It is no secret that Curse of Strahd's chapters are organized counterintuitively. The Companion will be publishing chapters with a more narrative focus in mind:

Order Chapter
1 1: Into the Mists
2 Death House Prologue
3 2: The Lands of Barovia
4 3: The Village of Barovia
5 6: Old Bonegrinder
6 5: The Town of Vallaki
7 7: Argynvostholt
8 9: Van Richten's Tower
9 8: The Village of Krezk
10 12: The Wizard of Wines
11 14: Yester Hill
12 15: The Werewolf Den
13 10: The Ruins of Berez
14 9: Tsolenka Pass
15 13: The Amber Temple
16 4: Castle Ravenloft


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Jack H February 02, 2022 12:24 pm UTC
Are these guids going to continue? Just checking as hasn't been a new one in quite some time
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Wyatt T February 02, 2022 5:02 pm UTC
Hi there, they are. I'm just preparing for a move in three weeks and the holidays killed me.
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Jack H February 02, 2022 6:59 pm UTC
No worries, glad to hear it! Look forward to seeing your future modules!
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Mark T February 27, 2022 5:13 pm UTC
I was wondering the same thing! Great to see that we can expect to see Chapter 8 soon!... Hoping to get to Chapter 9 before April because my troupe is about to enter Kresk soon..

Wonderful job Wyatt!
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